- Associated Press - Monday, July 6, 2015

CHERRY BRANCH, N.C. (AP) - The crew of a North Carolina ferry boat is being credited with saving a man whose sailboat rolled over in the Neuse River.

The N.C. Department of Transportation says the crew of the Ferry M/V Chicamacomico was loading cars for its last departure from Minnesott Beach last Saturday when one of the crewmembers noticed the foundering sailboat.

After he was notified, ferry Capt. Wendell Hunnings ordered the ferry’s rescue boat to be launched.

The two crew members in the rescue boat reached the sailor. Sean Pollin of Linden, Virginia, did not need medical assistance, but did need help in righting his boat. The three eventually pulled the boat to shore.

Pollin said he had underestimated the winds on the river and was overcome.


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